In a quiet Essex village stands this traditionally styled, beautiful new family home. The Hedleys purchased the property in 2011, which at the time was an old, post-war house that had fallen into disrepair. The plan was to extensively renovate the home and add an extension.
After speaking with the architect brought on board for the project, the Hedleys comment “the architect informed us that bringing the old house up to today’s standards would be incredibly expensive”. With this in mind, the decision was made to demolish the property and then completely re-build it from scratch. Mrs Hedley comments “my vision for the property was to build a new old house”.
Every single aspect of the home was meticulously designed. With the new house planning to be bigger than the original property, there were numerous planning restrictions to overcome, such as an exterior finish of all brick was not allowed.
After receiving a recommendation from Derek Mason, their builder for the project, the Hedley’s were made aware of Dale Joinery. Although Mr Hedley works in the window industry with non-timber products, the Hedleys opted to move forward with Dale after meeting with a member of the Dale team.
‘From the minute that we saw the Dale sample, both of us were convinced that wood was the way to go. Based on that and Derek’s recommendation, we made the decision on the day and didn’t even look at any other companies’ Mrs Hedley explains.
“We are really happy with the windows, doors and bi-folds from Dale. The look is exactly what we hoped for and the colour finish works really well with the scheme of the house”.